Friday, June 15, 2012

Help Needed for Relief Efforts Underway in Colorado High Park Fires

On Monday, June 11, 2012 a large, sprawling fire began near the city of Fort Collins, in High Park, Colorado. The High Park Fire has grown to 52,068 acres and is 15% contained. The current cost of the fire to date is now estimated at $7.2 million. Hundreds of homes and buildings have been destroyed and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate. Relief efforts are ongoing, and your help is always needed and appreciated.

How to Help Those Affected by the High Park Fires:

Financial Donations
  • Financial Gifts are the best way to help
  • Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed  
  • To make a financial gift to the organization of your choice, dial 2-1-1 (or 1-866-485-0211) for a list of reputable agencies responding to the disaster
  •  At this point volunteers are NOT needed. Click here to list your offer and if volunteers are need you may be contacted.
  • Volunteers will be needed most during the recovery phase. Please be patient and WAIT until relief agencies can train you and use your help 
Material Donations
  • Donate ONLY those things that are requested by officials and bring them to the official designated collection centers
  • Click here to list your donation and you may be contacted if it is needed. 
Visit for details on how to help the relief efforts, courtesy of the Colorado VOAD and the Colorado Department of Emergency Management.

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